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Car Hire from Bari Airport

Car Hire Bari Airport

Hiring a car from Bari Airport can connect you to some of the many gems of South Italy in the Puglia and Basilcata regions. With Skyscanner you can compare the car hire from Bari Airport to get the best deal available.

Where to hire a car at Bari Airport

After arriving at Bari Airport you will find desks for 9 car hire companies within the arrivals hall, these are Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Keddy, Locauto, Sixt, Sicily by Car and Thrifty. Firefly Car Hire are also available but located off site, a regular shuttle bus is available to take you to collect your car.

Petrol Stations near Bari Airport

If you hire a car from Bari Airport with a “full to full” fuel policy you will need to refuel your petrol tank before dropping off the car.

There are a number of petrol stations near Bari Airport accessible from the SS16 on your approach to the airport. The most convenient petrol station is located in the grounds of Bari Airport at the entrance on the SP204.

Driving around Bari Airport

Bari Airport serves the Puglia region of Italy with many visitors to the area choosing to drive between the different towns and cities, as a result the roads are well sign posted and easy to drive on. The SS16 and A14 are both easily accessed from the airport and lead to most destinations.

Getting to your destination

Here are some of the popular destinations for visitors to South Italy which can be easily reached from Bari Airport


Bari, Puglia’s capital is an increasingly popular tourist destination due to the Old City of Bari which is home to many areas of Italian cultural and historical significance.

Driving from Bari Airport to Bari is a 22km drive which will take you approximately 25 minutes depending on traffic, via the SS16 and onto the Viale Giuseppe Tatarella.
If you are staying in Bari a car is not necessary to get around the main areas of the town, some of which are pedestrianised. Many choose to park at a hotel during their stay in Bari so you don’t need to worry about finding on street parking


The picturesque quaint town of Trani is often used as a base for those looking to tour the Puglia region of Italy. With its rustic Italian charm and peaceful atmosphere it’s the ideal place to unwind.

The 40km drive from Bari Airport to Trani will take you approximately 35 minutes, travelling along the SS16 after leaving the airport. Parking can be difficult to find and staying in a hotel with parking available is recommended.


The UNESCO World Heritage site of Alberobello is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region thanks to the must see Trulli homes throughout the town.

Bari Airport to Alberobello is a 70km drive and will take you an hour via the SS16 bypassing Bari then onto the S100, a scenic route going through farmlands. Pay and display on street parking is available in the town.

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